The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons on the autism spectrum disorder. We envision a society where Filipinos on the spectrum become the best of their potentials -- self-reliant, independent, productive, socially-accepted citizens of an Autism-OK Philippines.

01 July 2010

Sa Istrukturang Accessible, Lahat ay Able

Structural Accessibility is Ability for All - this year's theme was aptly chosen and adopted by the members of the National Working Committee chaired by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). This is to align it with the mandate of DPWH in the implementation and promotion of the accessibility programs of persons with disabilities for a barrier-free environment, pursuant to Batas Pambansa 344 otherwise known as the Accessibility Law.

What is the NDPR Week?

The NDPR week seeks to highlight the nation’s efforts towards disability prevention and rehabilitation leading to the effective integration of persons with disabilities into mainstream of society, as mandated under RA 7277 otherwise known as the “Magna Carta for People with Disabilities

Proclamation No. 1870 was issued on June 22, 1979 declaring the third week of July as the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week and subsequently Proclamation No. 361 was issued on August 19, 2000 resetting the dates of the annual observance of the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week which culminates on the birth date of the sublime paralytic, Apolinario Mabini, on July 23 each year.

Why celebrate the NDPR week?

-To stimulate public awareness on all matters and issues involving persons with disabilities

-To encourage every citizen to take active responsibility in uplifting their economic and social conditions as well as recognizing the abilities of our brethren with disabilities.

-To encourage the PWD sector in taking pro-active roles in nation building.

What can I do to help?
There are more than an estimated 500,000 Filipinos with autism with only 2% receiving appropriate care. ASP National and its 44 Chapters around the country work very hard to help spread autism awareness.

Give generously to Autism Society Philippines to help expand programs and services. Participate and cooperate actively in propagating the plight of persons with autism and their families.

Log on to our ASP Community Website, or email us or call us at 7-903-5496. Click here to find out about the activity line up for the NDPR Week Celebrations.

Sources: NCDA and DPWH


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